News and Music Discovery
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

More Than 200 Area Students to Attend 1st Annual Murray State 'Math Day'

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

More than two hundred high school students from the region are expected to attend Murray State University’s first annual Math Day on Tuesday.

Students will compete in a math competition and learn about careers in mathematics through a student and alumni panel discussion. Math Day Chair and Assistant Mathematics professor Elizabeth Donovan says she hopes the event encourages students to pursue majors in mathematics.

“I think a lot of us that come in are not really sure what you can do with it. Just kind of  bringing that awareness to the teachers, to the students and just kind of bringing together students in the area I think will help to garner greater understanding of mathematics in general and hopefully lead to more math majors in the future,” says Donovan.

Donovan says the event is free through funding from an MSU Strategic Plan grant, Jesse D. Jones, the Student Chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics, and university STEM departments.

Ebony Clark is a student at Murray State University majoring in computer science. She was born in Brownsville, Tennessee. Ebony has served as a reporter for 4-H congress in Nashville, TN where she spoke with several state leaders and congressmen. Ebony enjoys writing poetry and spoken word and competed in Tennessee's Poetry Out Loud competition hosted by the arts council in Nashville,TN.
Related Content